Brexit and the EU Referendum

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Brexit and the EU Referendum

We realise that the process of the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) represents considerable uncertainty for our students, staff and external partners. In many cases this can extend to individuals' professional and personal lives.

The information provided on our website is being updated on a regular basis and provides the best information that is available to our knowledge.


The UK will continue to participate fully in Erasmus+ until the end of the current programme, even if funding secured through the programme runs beyond the transition period and irrespective of the UK Internal Market Bill or any no deal scenario. This means University of Leicester staff and students can complete mobility periods (subject to public and global health requirements), and receive funding through the current Erasmus+ programme up until the end of the 2021/22 academic year, subject to the individual arrangements at each partner university.

The University of Leicester will continue to offer Study Abroad options whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, but it is uncertain whether students will continue to receive Erasmus+ grants for study and work placements after the end of our current contracts. More information can be found on this website and on the Universities UK website.

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